Two women spinning round in Distortions in Spacetime, an immersive experience designed to replicate the feeling of being in a black hole. The background is dark, with streams of white and golden light projected along the walls.

CityLife award nomination for Distortions in Spacetime

This year’s incredible Manchester Science Festival headline event, Distortions in Spacetime, has been nominated for a CityLife award – and we need your help to win.

The immersive black hole experience has been nominated in the “Best Art Exhibition or Event” category, alongside Excavating the Reno at The Whitworth, Bee in the City, Poppies: Wave at Imperial War Museum North and You Brought Your Own Light at Manchester Central Library.

Click here to vote for Distortions in Spacetime and see the nominees in all the other categories.

The critics from the Manchester Evening News said: “One of the highlights of this year’s Manchester Science Festival programme, this immersive art installation imagined what it would be like to be sucked inside one of space’s most mysterious phenomenons – a black hole.

“Created by audio-visual artists Marshmallow Laser Feast, it invited visitors to step inside a darkened room with reflective floors and walls, surrounded by specks of light that reacted to their movements, swirling and distorting before exploding into a dazzling display of colour.”

Joanna Zielinska, Contemporary Science Programme Producer at the Science and Industry Museum, producers of the Manchester Science Festival, said: “We are thrilled to find out the Manchester Science Festival 2018 immersive experience has been nominated for a CityLife Award; it was our biggest, most bold and creative commission to date and we’re so happy to have been able to work with Marshmallow Laser Feast to take our visitor on this interactive  journey through a black hole.”

Click here to vote for Distortions in Spacetime.